Angela Mia De la Vega
Lift Her With Butterflies, bronze, 69″ x 18″ x 4″
Angela received a BFA from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She is an Elected Member of the National Sculpture Society, American Women Artists, and an Art Renewal Center Living Master. Awards include Best in Show and Best 3D Work (AWA) and The Purchase Award by the ARC Museum. Her sculptures are publicly installed across the USA and privately collected throughout the globe. Angela is president of FLITE to Freedom which harnesses the power of artistic expression to raise funds for enslaved or socially excluded people: www.flitetofreedom.com.
Freedom of spirit is my work’s purpose; to uplift and inspire feelings of love and joy.
I sculpt compositions that tell love stories, either those of others or my own. I like to imagine this as a bridge of humanity that connects my heart with that of another. Each sculpture begins as dramatic light and shadows over form. Unique details then deliver a responding body that listens as a live face does. Upon signing my works in clay, it is difficult to resist the thrill of creation. I have a sense that nothing is finalized; it continues to develop and grow, like ourselves.
Living Master Art Renewal Center, Texas Society of Sculptors; Master-Signature Member American Women Artists; Elected Member National Sculpture Society; Elected Member Texas Society of Sculptors; Social Venture Partners of Dallas, Dare to Soar Foundation
Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”
— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ